Learning in Early Childhood
A Whole Child Approach from birth to 8
- Pat Beckley - Bishop Grosseteste University College
By explaining the theoretical context and highlighting relevant research evidence, this book supports a whole child approach to learning in the early years. Drawing on case studies from a wide range of early years settings, the chapters consider how the different professions in education, health and social care can work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young children.
Included are chapters on:
- Theories of learning
- Partnerships with parents and care givers
- Motivation and self-esteem
- Thinking skills
- Approaches to play
- Engaging early learners
- Leadership and management in early years settings
- Multi-agency working
The links made between theory and practice, and the practical suggestions for how to make this happen in any early years setting, make this book a vital text for all early years students.
'This book offers a comprehensive and well-structured overview of the early years. The traditons of good practice are conveyed alongside recent developments in our understanding of learning and teaching in the early years' -
Pat Broadhead, Professor of Playful Learning. Leeds Metropolitan University
'Each of the chaptes include learning objectives, case studies, points for discussion and suggestions for further reading, making this a useful text for both personal study and group reflection'
- Early Years Update
Really well laid out. Lots of aspects of children's learning explained clearly. A helpful companion for our students.
A very good book that is very beneficial for students that can improve their knowledge.
Good book for students learning about child development
An excellent text with good coverage and very accessible to Level 5 and 6 students.
A very accessible and supportive text for undergraduate early childhood studies students.
This is a nice read for first year early years degree students. The book provides an overview of theoretical perspectives of how children learn, inclusion and diversity in the early years and policy issues. Each section contains case studies and questions for discussion which provide for effective seminar sessions.
Clear and easy to use students will love it.
Good to support students in understanding the importance of holistic development, contexts and time for children.
Some good examples of learning.